World Geography


In World Geography, students examine people, places, and environments at local, regional, national, and international scales from the spatial and ecological perspectives of geography. Students describe the influence of geography on events of the past and present. A significant portion of the course centers around the physical processes that shape patterns in the physical environment; the characteristics of major land forms, climates, and ecosystems and their interrelationships; the political, economic, and social processes that shape cultural patterns of regions; types and patterns of settlement; the distribution and movement of world population; relationships among people, places and environments; and the concept of region. Students analyze how location affects economic activities in different economic systems throughout the world. Students identify the processes that influence political divisions of the planet and analyze how different points of view affect the development of public policies. Students compare how components of cultures shape the characteristics of regions and analyze the impact of technology and human modifications on the physical environment. Students use problem-solving and decision making skills to ask and answer geographic questions.

unit breakdown:

Unit One: Tools of Geography & The World

Unit Two: United States & Canada

Unit Three: Latin America

Unit Four: Europe & the Russian Core

Unit Five: North & Sub-Sahara Africa

Unit Six: Southwest Asia

Unit Seven: South Asia

Unit Eight: East Asia

Unit Nine: Southeast Asia & the Pacific World